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New Study Suggests Phone Screen time Negatively affect Grades

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

‘Ridgewood NJ,a new study suggests that more screen time can negatively impact a students grades .With 95% of Americans owning a cell phone of some kind and actually 77% of them owning a smartphone (according to pewinternet), the topic of phone time and its potential effects comes into question.

The study asked undergraduate university/college students what their daily phone screen time was the last 7 days and their current grade to see if there could be any correlation between them.The survey consisted of 875 undergraduate post-secondary students (1st-year students aged 17-19) from a number of US schools.To keep the survey simple, respondents were asked what their daily phone screen time was the last 7 days and their current grade.

The survey found that 83% of respondents used their phone for at least 3 hours, while only 17% used it for less than 3 hours , the most uncommon screen time was 0-1 hours which only 1% of respondents selected.

The lowest overall grade for those who have 0-1 hours of screen time is a B- compared to a D- for those who have 8+ hours of screen time.Although it doesn’t necessarily mean that more phone time will give you a lower grade, it means that more phone time results in a higher likelihood to get a lower grade than a B-.

So, “does phone screen time affect grades?” is yes, it’s one factor that can negatively affect grades but it isn’t the only one, nor is it a direct causation, but rather a correlation.Instead, the conclusion is that phone time significantly increases the possibility of getting a lower grade due to the increased variability that more phone time brings.

Not only can phone screen time affect your grades, but think of the things you could do if you just reduced your screen time even by a couple hours per week. Rather than spending those valuable hours on mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, spend it on trying to better yourself whether it’s academically, personally, or professionally. After all, time flies so we should all try to make each day count.

https://oneclass.com/blog/uncategorized/137314-new-study-how-does-screen-time-affect-grades.en.html

4 thoughts on “New Study Suggests Phone Screen time Negatively affect Grades

  1. They needed a study for this?

  2. “a new study suggests that more screen time can negatively impact a students grades”………..let me fix this for you “a new study confirms that more screen time can DESTROY students grades and make their life miserable in the long term “.

  3. Correlation is not causation.

  4. How about less homework

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